|NASA Aids Nation's Response to Oil Spill with Aircraft, Satellites|
NASA has mobilized its remote-sensing assets to help assess the spread and impact of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the request of U.S. disaster response agencies. The aircraft is monitoring the spills path and spread, while the research aircrafts instruments can reckon its thickness and depth.
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Mexico
|Three Hurricanes Tracked by Station Cameras|
Cameras on the International Space Station captured new views of Hurricanes Julia and Igor from 225 statute miles above the Earth on September 16, 2010 as well as views of newly formed Hurricane Karl. Julia is weakening, but is seen in the video as a formidable Category 2 hurricane as it moved northwest across the eastern Atlantic with winds of 105 miles an hour. Igor remains a powerful hurricane and strengthened overnight back to a Category 4 storm as it moved west-northwest across the western ...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Bay of Campeche
|Space Station Continues Tropical Storms Watch|
Aboard the International Space Station, external and crew-tended cameras captured new views of Hurricane Katia and Tropical Storm Nate on September 9, 2011. The video of strengthening Tropical Storm Nate from 230 miles above the Earth was acquired at 10:46 a.m. Eastern time as the system began a slow, drifting northwestward motion over the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico with winds of 65 miles an hour...
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Mexico; What -- Earth; Where -- Bay of Campeche
|Satellite Sees Four Tropical Cyclones and Remnants Today|
An animation of NOAA satellite observations from Sept. 5 at 11:15 a.m. EDT through Sept. 8 at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows Hurricane Katia in the western Atlantic between Bermuda and the U.S. East coast; Tropical Storm Lee's remnants affecting the northeastern U.S.; Tropical Storm Maria moving west from the central Atlantic; and newborn Tropical Storm Nate in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico. The GOES-13 cloud images are overlaid on a true-color NASA/MODIS map...
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Mexico; Where -- Bermuda; Where -- Bay of Campeche
|Station Follows Trio of Hurricanes|
Cameras on the International Space Station captured new video of the three hurricanes in the Atlantic and the Bay of Campeche on Sept. 17, 2010, from an altitude of 225 miles. Hurricane Julia was moving west-northwest across the central Atlantic and weakening with winds of 85 miles an hour. Hurricane Igor was moving northwest across the western Atlantic with winds of 120 miles an hour, posing a threat to Bermuda over the weekend into Monday...
Keywords: Where -- Bermuda; Where -- Bay of Campeche
|ScienceCasts: The Super Moon of May 2012|
NASA ScienceCasts SMD "Science Mission Directorate" "Science@NASA News" "full Moon" tides perigee "moon myths" "moon illusion" "howling dogs" crime
Keywords: What -- Moon; ScienceCasts:; The; Super; Moon; of; May; 2012
|ISS Sees Katia, Two More Storms|
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 28 crewmembers and external cameras captured new video on September 2, 2011 at 4:01 a.m. EDT of Tropical Storm Talas over Japan moving north-northwest with winds of 65 miles an hour, at 9:41 a.m. EDT of Hurricane Katia in the Atlantic moving west-northwest with winds of 70 miles an hour, and at 12:50 p.m. EDT of Tropical Storm Lee meandering in the northern Gulf of Mexico, creeping up toward the coast of Louisiana with winds of about 35 miles an...
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Mexico; Where -- Japan; Where -- Louisiana
|NASA Looks Back at Gulf Oil Spill|
The site of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, continues to be monitored daily by NASA satellites. A selection of those images captured over the past year by the MODIS instrument on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have been compiled for this timelapse video.
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Mexico; What -- Aqua; What -- Terra
|NASA Satellites Capture Growing Oil Spill|
NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites have captured images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010, with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig. In time lapse, the video reveals a space-based view of the evolution of the oil spill through May 24. The oil slick appears greyish-beige in the image.
Keywords: Where -- Gulf of Mexico; What -- Aqua; What -- Terra
|ISS Crew Discusses Dragon Arrival|
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Joe Acaba of NASA and Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency fielded questions from reporters May 26, just hours after opening the hatch to SpaceX's Dragon vehicle, the world's first commercial cargo craft launched by the private sector to assist in the resupply of the international complex. Dragon will remain berthed to Harmony until May 31, enabling the crew to unload supplies for the stat...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Station; Crew; Discuss; Arrival; of; Space; desktop
|2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction|
On Saturday May 5, the 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame ceremony was held at the Kennedy Space Center. Franklin R. Chang Díaz, Kevin P. Chilton and Charles J. Precourt joined an elite group of American space heroes as they were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This is the eleventh group of space shuttle astronauts named to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame...
Keywords: Where -- Mercury; What -- Skylab; What -- Gemini; What -- STS-76; Astronaut; Hall; of; Fame; Induction; Ceremony
|Expedition 30 Hands Over the Space Station to Expedition 3|
The reins of the International Space Station were passed from Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank of NASA to cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko during a ceremony on April 25. Kononenko and Flight Engineers Don Pettit of NASA and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency arrived at the station on Dec. 23, 2011, and will remain in orbit until July. They will be joined on May 17 by oncoming Expedition 31 crew members Joe Acaba of NASA and Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin of the Russian Federal Space Agency...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Who -- Oleg Kononenko; Who -- Gennady Padalka; Exp; 30; 31; Change; of; Command; Ceremony; desktop
|Endangered Turtle Hatchlings Released at Kennedy|
The first group of hatchlings from endangered sea turtle eggs brought from beaches along the northern U.S. Gulf Coast was released into the Atlantic Ocean off NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 11. Twenty-two Kemp's ridley turtles were set free on a Kennedy Space Center/Canaveral National Seashore beach. The release and relocation work is part of an effort by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Park Service, NOAA and...
Keywords: Where -- Atlantic Ocean; Where -- Gulf of Mexico; Where -- Alabama; Where -- Florida
|Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror|
Team members share the challenges of Curiosity's final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.
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